After you discover your why, you need to re-examine your relationship with money. Are you using money as a tool? Or are you using money to plug a hole; fill something within yourself that never seems to be satisfied? See, you can have a poor relationship with money if you don’t understand its power, and its limitations, no matter your net-worth. There are millionaires that … [Read more...] about Before you take your first steps….
There is a trap that we all fall in to from time to time. As humans, we generally lack perspective. See, we get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives, and kind of go on autopilot. We don’t really take a second to objectively look at our lives and realize how great we have it. We suck at counting our blessings. We all also have another problem that is greatly related to our … [Read more...] about Your New Favorite Four-letter Word
Every day, you get to decide your story. Are you going to get everything done that you set out to do? Work 10 hours, make the project deadline, clean the house top to bottom, and still make it in time for your kids baseball game? We all want success and productivity, but it is hard to consistently make the right decisions, every day. You’ll have a weak moment, and stop at Taco … [Read more...] about Building Systems
Personal Finance, as a whole, has several “Chicken and Egg” type debates. Roth vs. Traditional IRA, Big Wins vs. Small Wins, Renting or Buying a house. However, the truth is, these arguments are often debating the wrong thing. The important thing is Choice. Think about your typical day. When you wake up, you have a choice. Do I begin the day with a coffee at home, or a … [Read more...] about Paying the Iron Price
First Principles, in philosophy, has been used since the time of Aristotle to boil down facts to their bare minimum. First Principles takes a situation, and simplifies it again and again, until we find a truth that is self-evident. A fundamental truth. A truth that is so simple, that no one can doubt it. By boiling a hard situation down to its First Principles, we can make … [Read more...] about First Principles